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Ford Focus Coupe Cabriolet: What-is-it deal with its rivals?
Mazdarevitup TV: Comparo Coupe Cabriolet
The market for coupé cabriolets is one of those who are currently progressing the fastest. Launched including Peugeot and Renault, then this class enriched by many models because most manufacturers have understood the general interest to be present in this segment. The two French companies have been joined by Opel, Volkswagen and recently by Ford. The list should continue to lie because other brands will soon appear on the market. This is the case of Hyundai and Kia.
Even more than elsewhere, the new premium is essential. The Ford Focus has she provided an opportunity to be a little room to compete. To answer this question, little comparison with three stars: the Renaut Megane CC, Opel Astra Twin Top and Volkswagen Eos.
Clean lines or shared.
Even more than in other segments, aesthetics plays a particularly important role in the purchase. While this is totally subjective, we must admit that we fell for the very rounded and sensual lines of the Eos is the only one to propose different ways from those of the sedan. Also good for the Focus Coupé Cabriolet, which features the front of the ST, too bad the back is a little imposing. The Astra is too close to the saloon, like the Megane, which, in addition, the handicap of having aged.
To each his roof
Each coupé-cabriolet that we had in the hands has a roof and a cutscene of his own.
Let's start with the oldest, the Renault Megane. Despite her age, she is one of the most optimal solutions with a roof in two parts which is activated in 22 seconds but requires to be completely immobilized. It compensates for this handicap by its panoramic glass roof, an element that is the only one to have. Among our four days of competing, the Mégane stands out as the fastest. One element to be considered during a downpour or a décapotage / rollover at a red light.
Behind the CC of the diamond, there is the Focus Coupe Cabriolet also with a two-part roof that requires 29 seconds and a total halt. A simple but effective mechanism.
This is followed by the Astra Twin Top and Eos, two vehicles that have a complex kinematics very pleasant to watch but unfortunately quite slow because of small elements which reduce the overall speed.
However, the Astra is caught with the ability to operate the roof while driving up to 30 km / h while the EOS is the only one with a sunroof device included in the retractable roof.
Roominess and load
Measurements with the most generous in this comparison, the Ford Focus Coupe Cabriolet offers the roominess and load capacity of the most interesting. The chest can contain between 248 and 534 liters depending on configurations. She easily dominated the competition of the day. If we look more specifically each configuration, we note that the Focus CC is larger in the Mégane Coupé and Astra Twin Top. The Eos is ranked bottom of the league due to a fixed structure impossible to remove. In convertible, the ranking changes. Focus retains its leadership but ahead of the Astra and now Eos equal. Behind the Mégane with only 190 l. However, do not rely simply on volume because it takes into account the ease of loading. In this area, the prize goes again to the Focus. Also honors the Megane and Eos. However, the Astra is the only one with a lifting device of the roof when it is in the trunk has partially satisfied because of the noise and the slow. Although this is a technological innovation, it seems essential given the architecture of the trunk.
In terms of liveability, the two models that take their game are the Focus CC and Eos. If this is not surprising for the first because of its more generous dimensions on all plans, the surprise comes from the Eos. If the Focus is equipped with an unbeatable AR width and a very comfortable seat, the Eos stands out the legroom despite the largest average length but also by its electric seats. Regrettably, however, the limited width.
If the rear seats of both models are welcoming, it is not the same with those of the Megane and Astra, which will only carry children or adults when troubleshooting.
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